(pl. It. ricercari)
   Keyboard composition that, when intended for organ, might have been used as a prelude or verset in Christian liturgies in Italy and German-speaking countries. One of the earliest important collections, Marc’Antonio Cavazzoni’s (c. 1490–c. 1560) Recerchari, motetti, canzoni . . . (1523) contains two ricercars of improvisatory character. The term toccata replaced this type in the 17th century. Another type based on strict imitation appears in Girolamo Cavazzoni’s (c. 1525–after 1577, son of Marc’Antonio) 1543 collection Intavolatura cioe recercari . . . and became the basis for the keyboard fugue. The master of the form is generally acknowledged to be Girolamo Frescobaldi, particularly in Recercari {}et canzoni (1615) and Fiori musicali (1635).

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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